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CHAPTER 2: THE NATURE OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

This chapter reviews the structural components and design of GIS data models. The focus is on reviewing spatial and attribute data models, and how data is encoded by the GIS software. This chapter describes GIS technical components and will be of most interest to technical staff and GIS operators.

What is a GIS ?
Components of a GIS
GIS Data Models
Spatial Data Relationships